Not a Dog + No Joke | Flutterby Designs DT Share.

Two more layouts using the “Fur-ever Friends” collection.  These two layout are actually about real life pets.  The first one is my mum’s dog Pinto, who to this very day, isn’t convinced my daughter is a person.  These photo were taken when she was almost a year old and she is four now.  Still, he always has to make sure both front and back, that she isn’t a dog.  Yet he leaves the other two kids alone.  Weird, Right?

To read about the products and the process head over and check out the Flutterby Designs Blog.

 Here are a few close ups:

Now on to another dog layout.  This one is our beloved Bulldog, Bomber.  This photo was taken at one of my husbands regular house parties just before we met and I moved in 5 months later.  Bomber was the “Man” of the house.  He had his own couch, routine and an attitude.  I messed with that when I moved in and his attitude took a long time to adjust.

Here are a few close ups:

Thanks for stopping by today.

Krisy xx

Precious Moments

This is my take on this months Scrap the Girls Challenge. This month is a moodboard called “Seaglass”.

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All the sea inspiration meant I just had to use a photo of the sea.  I settled on this series of photos of my daughter Poppy taken last October at Kingscliff.  The colours of the ocean are a perfect match.

Here is my Layout:

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This layout is all about texture.  I added colour to start then strips of material, some gyprock tape and then bubble wrap.  Yep I used bubble wrap to add some textural “glass rocks” to the layout.  I was a bit of work to hand stitch them all on but I think it was well worth it.  I really love the way it turned out.

Here are a few close ups:

There is a process video up on Popleopod YouTube Channel so head over and check it out.

White with One Challenge – September

This layout I created 2 years ago, it was accepted for published and then all sorts of publishing drama has occured.  I have been advised it may not be printed and I can share it so here it is….

I decided to have another go at this challenge this month.  Last month the Custard Yellow layout I did was pick up for publishing so I was keen to get an entry into this challenge.

The colour this month was Antique Moss. Kahki Green in other words.  All my greens are fairyly bright so I started off mixing my own version of the green that I wanted to use.  My ingredients were – 2 squirts of Kaisercraft Antique Gold, 2 Squirts of Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Fossilised Amber and 4 of Tim Holtz Twisted Citron. This is my colour swatch.  I knew I wanted to write this blog post to I made sure I kept track of what I was adding.


I applied my ink to my pre-prepared cardstock (a layer of gel medium) using a mop brush and plenty of water.  Once it was dry I added some texture paste through a sencil.

I then went through my stash and pulled out everything that was white and green.  I had no idea where I was actually going with this layout but I knew what colours I had to work with.  I found this little felt frame in a box of ‘I don’t know if I will ever use these things’ and I decided that I was going to make it work.  The photo I chose was a black and white photo of my daughter that I had printed out a while ago but hadn’t decided how I wanted to scrap it.  I actually have a few different photos from this day that I want to scrapbook but I love them so much I didn’t want to just scrap them for the sake of it.  Anyways, once I had my frame and my photo I just kept layout out bits and pieces until I was happy then I glued it all down.

Just as I was sitting down one night to write this post I thought I should send this one off to see if I can get it published.  I was gobsmacked when I got the acceptance email.  So now it has been published I can finally share it.


Here are some of the details.

Tag Art Swap

Just another quick share today, this months Funky Flair Studio Art Swap.

This is this months Moodboard

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And these are my takes on the challenge.  I had a few ideas and I wanted to try them all out so there are a few extras.

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These are them close up.

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And here is a close up of the tag I decided to swap.

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Denim Revolution – Kraft+

As soon as I saw this challenge for Kraft+ I knew I had to play along.  It seems there are a few people out there that had the same idea though and used photos from last years Scrap and Chat Retreat.  I can’t wait for this years.  Anyways, here is my take on the Denim Revolution.

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The photo is a little bit cheeky – An Angry Cock beer.  So I decided to play on this and use the top of a tiny pair of denim shorts with the zip coming down.  For my background, I used some printed Kraft paper from a typo bag.  The fact that it has all old ads printed on it and there is one at the top about disguises made it perfect for this page.

Here are a few close ups.

Adventure + OH Neigh | Flutterby Design Team Share

Today I am sharing two layouts that pushed the boundaries on the new “Fur-ever Friends” Collection.  I went back and looked through thousands of photos to see which ones had animals in them.  We don’t have any pets so I had to find alternatives.

This is what I came up with.  The first layout is of my daughters first visit to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.  Lone Pine is a small animal sanctuary in the heart of Brisbane.  It is a  great place to take kids at is is not too big and you can get a yearly pass fairly cheap.  That means that you can justify going there and only spending an hour or two at a time makes it easy to tire the kids out and you still have enough money left over for new Scrappy supplies you have been eyeing off in the Flutterby Shop.

I will apologise now for the low light of my photos.  It seems when we have really hot bright days, I cannot photograph layouts.  Stained glass windows look great but are a bitch to work with.  The light just doesn’t work and outside is not an option as our house is painted blue and this really kills any natural light.

Here is my first layout.

To read about the process and products head over to the Flutterby Designs Blog and check it out.

Now on to my next layout.  Another series of photos that I found was this of my first Melbourne Cup as a mother.  I loved Melbourne Cup before kids not that I ever really put on a bet.  But I love fascinators and the excitement.  This is my first time going to a Luncheon and it was great fun.

This whole layout is based around the Oh Neigh card from the “Fur-ever Friends” Everyday Etc Cards.

 

 

Well, I hope I have inspired you to use your cards a bit differently.  Please share what you create on the Flutterby Inspiration HQ page.  I’d love to see them.

Krisy xx

Our Mixed Media Moods

I cut it fine this month with my take on this months Our Mixed Media Moodboard.

Here is the moodboard…

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And here is my take on this moodboard.  I took inspiration from the coloured squares, the papaua shells, the paint brush and the drift wood star. Oh and the string.  Pretty much every thing.

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I have had this piece of driftwood on my desk for a long time, just waiting for the right project.  And it finally has a home.

Here are a few close ups.